International Photography Festival

bringing the worlds best photographers to you

With Butterflies & Warriors

A Wildlife Conservation Talk by David Chancellor

Timothy Allen Photography Scholarship Award

The 2019 TAPSA Winners Present Their Photo Stories

The View From Above

A Photography Talk by Jason Hawkes

Through the Lens of Authenticity

A Photographers Talk on Authenticity by Somi Nwandu

Generations of Chernobyl

A long term project by Jeffrey Garriock and Ron B Wilson.

The Photo Project

Frankie Quinn will present his 25-year expedition documenting the evolving ‘Peacelines’, the barriers separating Catholics and Protestants.

An Interview with 2019 World Press Photo Winner – John Moore

A Live Stage interview with World Press Photo of the year winner John Moore by World Press Photo foundation director Lars Boering.

Les Yeux du Harfang – Snowy Owl

Grégory POL presents the outcome of his travel over the course of 3-years in search of the Snowy Owl

Resignifying Contemporary Photography

Gabriel Wickbold uses photography to talk about the body, nature, aging, connectivity, and light.

Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

A Street Photography Panel Discussion with Essdras M Suarez and Juan Jose Reyes

Exploring Cultures Through Sport

A talk by National Geographic photographer Ira Block highlighting the connection between Cultures & Sport.

Fit for Purpose

A Commercial Photography talk by Philip Lee Harvey


19-22 September 2019


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Xposure is the leading photo festival in the MENA region and the official imagery and educational platform that combines a range of photography events including;  Exhibitions, Workshops, Seminars, Screenings, Focus Groups, Competitions, Photo Walks, and hosts a dedicated photographic and video production trade show.


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Xposure Photography Show


Xposure is the most significant photography and imaging show in the MENA region, attended by professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, students and educators.

Xposure Exhibitions


Xposure hosts exhibitions from highly acclaimed International Photographers, professional institutes and galleries representing Photographers from around the world.

Xposure Workshops


An extensive and varied selection of educational photography workshops, scholarships and masterclass programs to suit beginners, advanced and pro photographers.

Xposure Photography Show


The Auditorium is a dedicated space designed using the highest technical standards, for hosting Photographer and photography talks and Live Stage events. Entry to the Auditorium is free of charge with ticketing available.

Xposure Exhibitions


Xposure offers trade exhibitors, manufacturers and independent qualified professionals the opportunity to use a dedicated space for the purpose of product demonstrations and live events during the festival.

Xposure Workshops


Xposure offers opportunities to participate in FREE to enter competitions and scholarship award programs. With prize money & equipment pool values exceeding $36,000 the contest attracts entries from over 120 countries.

Sharjah Government Media Bureau launched the concept of Xposure in 2016 as an International Photography Festival that would become an annual feature in the calendar of professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, filmmakers, students and educators.

Supported by professionals and industry experts, Xposure International Photography Festival, offers many exciting prospects to learn new skills and network with leading professionals along with the opportunity to see, handle and try the latest photographic products.